Lancaster (Board Game)

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In 1413, the new king of England, Henry V of Lancaster, has ambitious plans: The unification of England and the conquest of the French crown! Each player takes the role of an ambitious aristocratic family. Who will be the best supporter of this young king, and the most powerful Lord of his time?

In Lancaster the players want to proceed from simply being a Lord to the most powerful ally of the king. They may achieve this by developing their own knighthood as well as by clever deployment of individual knights in the counties of England, at their own castle, and to conflicts with France. In parliament, they try to push laws from which they will benefit themselves most. The player with the most power points at the end of the game is the winner.

Every turn, players send their knights to the different locations:
• Counties, where they compete with knights from other players for rewards and the favor of the nobles.
• The castle, to receive income or new knights.
• Into conflict with France, where all players combine their power and try to gain power points.

In the counties the strength of the knights is important as you can remove the knight of another player by placing a knight of your own with higher strength in the same location.

Product Details

Boards & Dice
25 Aug 2017
Strategy Games
Game Mechanic
Year Published
# of Players
2 - 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players, Recommended with 3 - 5 players
Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
Game Designer
Matthias Cramer
Game Artist
  • Martin Hoffmann
  • Claus Stephan
Queen Games
User Suggested Ages
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
  • 2011 Lys PassionĂ© Finalist
  • 2011 Spiel des Jahres Kennerspiel Game of the Year Nominee
  • 2012 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Nominee
  • 2012 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Winner
Expansion Sets
  • Lancaster: Henry V – The Power of the King
  • Lancaster: Reward Tiles
  • Lancaster: The New Laws
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